getmail is intended as a simple, secure, and reliable replacement for fetchmail. It retrieves email (either all messages, or only unread messages) from one or more POP3, SPDS, or IMAP4 servers (with or without SSL) for one or more email accounts, and reliably delivers into qmail-style Maildirs, mboxrd files, or through external MDAs (command deliveries) specified on a per-account basis. getmail also has excellent support for domain (multidrop) mailboxes, including delivering messages to different users or destinations based on the envelope recipient address.
PHP Mobile Mail is aimed at mobile professionals who want to use their favorite MUAs (noteably pine or mutt) on their laptop, either in UNIX or Windows (under GNU Gygwin). This lets you work offline. It includes a mail_spooler program, which accepts the output of you MUA and spools (on, or offline). When connected, another process parses through the spool and sends your messages. It is also designed to "fake" using your REAL email address with free services like gmx.net, or mail.yahoo.com, when using their POP and SMTP servers, assuming you have a domain and account that you can control to this degree.
E-MailRelay is a simple SMTP store-and-forward mail transport agent (MTA). It runs as an SMTP server, storing incoming e-mail in a local spool directory, and then forwarding the stored messages to a downstream SMTP server on request. It can also run as a proxy server, forwarding (and optionally pre-processing) incoming e-mail as soon as it is received. It does not do any message routing other than to a local postmaster. Because of its simplicity E-MailRelay is extremely easy to configure, typically requiring only the address of the downstream SMTP server to be put on the commandline.
Hotwayd is a POP3/SMTP to HTTPMail (WebDAV) gateway. HTTPMail is a somewhat undocumented WebDAV-based protocol used by a variety of mail servers including Hotmail, MSN, Lycos, and Spray. Hotwayd allows you to use any standard POP3/SMTP mail reader to send and receive mail via these servers, similar to the way that Outlook Express can access a hotmail account. It supports features such as folder selection to get folders other than the inbox and proxy server support (if you require a proxy to access the internet).
Kerio MailServer is an email and collaboration suite that comes integrated with direct over-the-air (OTA) ActiveSync support, over 14 anti-spam layers (including SpamAssassin), dual anti-virus options (including a ClamAV plugin), collaboration features in Outlook, Entourage, Outlook Mobile, VersaMail, WebMail, and iCal, email archiving, and live automated backups. It supports a variety of SSL-encrypted communication protocols including POP3, IMAP, STMP, and HTTP for WebDAV, CalDAV, Web mail, and wireless ActiveSync. Wireless capabilities include direct email push, synchronization of calendar events, contacts, and tasks, and remote wipe for Windows Mobile devices to delete company data in the event the device is lost or stolen. Authentication options include Active Directory, Apple Open Directory, PAM, and an internal database. It can be administered remotely using an encrypted channel.
SPF is a new strategy for preventing junk mail. The present SMTP standard for email allows anyone to forge anyone else's email address. SPF verifies that the Sender address of an email message matches (according to some policy) the client IP address that submitted it. libspf2 is a complete and robust implementation of SPF which provides support for many MTAs. Support for new MTAs is in progress.
HashCash is an anti-spam, anti-DoS system for email. The concept centers around the sender of the mail completing a computationally expensive task (in this case, generating hash collisions) that the recipient can verify very quickly. This allows the sender to "pay" for transport in CPU cycles, creating artificial scarcity. Programs are included to add payment to messages (for the sender) and to verify message payment (for the recipient).